504 Plan Basics: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting ADHD Accommodations

Many children with ADHD receive school accommodations spelled out in a 504 Plan or, in some cases, an IEP. These accommodations are critical in leveling the playing field; they are also confusing and intimidating to lock down. Here is a clear step-by-step guide for parents.

Your Child's Evaluation

A school-sponsored evaluation is conducted by a multidisciplinary team—including special-education teachers, the school psychologist, and other professionals. As part of the process, they'll want to meet with you to learn more about how your ADHD child functions in school. Team members will review your child's academic records, conduct a behavioral assessment, and observe her in the classroom.
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